Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I now consider this recipe a success. The first time around, the muffins were good…but rather dense and heavy. To improve the fluffiness of the muffin, I used greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt (which reduced the amount of liquid in the batter) and omitted the milk altogether.  I also whipped the egg whites and… Continue reading Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Sitting in the kitchen, staring at some lemons, too exhausted to do much else, I wondered what I should do with my day off.  Sleeping all day sounded good, but not very reasonable. Then I realized: I have 2 fresh lemons.  Why not make something special with them?  Even better, I also had poppy seeds,… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Sweet Potato Chips

This recipe is still somewhat in progress for me. I managed to get several proper chips out of this, but a fair amount were too thick, and therefore too soft to be chips.  A few others were so thin that they were burnt badly and had to be discarded.  (Or eaten, just to see if… Continue reading Sweet Potato Chips

Recipe in Progress: Homemade Rosemary Wheat Crackers

Why is it so exciting to make everyday items from scratch? I’m talking about things that people buy at the store without even thinking about it.  Bread.  Crackers.  Cereal and granola.  Hummus.  Salad dressing.  My guess is that people are so used to buying these items that they do not think about or maybe even… Continue reading Recipe in Progress: Homemade Rosemary Wheat Crackers

Healthy Carrot Spice Muffins

I have been excited about this recipe for awhile. I love the moisture, and how the oil and butter are not missed at all.  I love the cinnamon and ginger.  I love the amount of carrot.  I love the total lack of raisins.  I love the walnuts. What took me so long to post this… Continue reading Healthy Carrot Spice Muffins

Almond Banana Oat Bars

Unexpectedly not having ingredients can be frustrating. But sometimes it can lead to creating a wonderful new recipe! Just this morning I was reading a blog post by someone who had baked a variation of banana bread, because she had found over-ripe bananas on clearance at the grocery.  I was surprised because I have never… Continue reading Almond Banana Oat Bars